The Price of Betrayal

During the time of Jesus’s preaching the ‎Roman authorities operated a mint in Tyre which produced silver shekels of a very high purity (94 percent silver or more). These and half-shekels were the only coins accepted by the temple in Jerusalem. When Jesus needed to pay the temple tax, this was the coin that Jesus told…

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The small stone inscription (or stele) in this picture is archaeological proof that King David was a real historical figure who founded a dynasty of kings in Israel, just as the Biblical history describes. The inscription on the stele is in Aramaic and describes the victories of the Syrians over the town of Dan and…